Joint pain in chest

by Nathan Wei, MD, FACP, FACR

Nathan Wei is a nationally known board-certified rheumatologist and author of the Second Opinion Arthritis Treatment Kit. It's available exclusively at this website... not available in stores.

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A number of arthritis conditions may cause chest pain.

The first is rheumatic fever. This condition which is an immune-based form of arthritis directed against strep presents with fleeting joint pains, rashes, fever, and chest pain. Heart involvement can lead to damage to the heart valves.

Ankylosing spondylitis is another inflammatory form of arthritis that affects the chest wall

Costochondritis is an inflammation of a rib or the cartilage connecting a rib. This is a common cause of chest-wall pain. Inflammation or injury involving the chest muscles is another common cause of chest-wall pain.

A soft tissue form of rheumatism is primary fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia is characterized by diffuse aches and pains as well as fatigue. Often times patients with fibromyalgia will have tender points in the chest.

Systemic lupus erythematous and rheumatoid arthritis may also cause chest pain because of inflammation of the lining of the lungs (pleuritis) or heart (pericarditis).

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